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Kirkkonummen kunta
Kyrkslätts kommun
Kirkkonummi kirk
Kirkkonummi kirk
Coat o airms o Kirkkonummi
Coat o airms
Location o Kirkkonummi in Finland
Location o Kirkkonummi in Finland
Coordinates: 60°07′N 024°26′E / 60.117°N 24.433°E / 60.117; 24.433Coordinates: 60°07′N 024°26′E / 60.117°N 24.433°E / 60.117; 24.433
Kintra  Finland
Region Uusimaa
Sub-region Helsinki sub-region
Chairter 1330
Municipal manager Tarmo Aarnio
Aurie (2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 1,016.01 km2 (392.28 sq mi)
 • Laund 366.10 km2 (141.35 sq mi)
 • Watter 649.91 km2 (250.93 sq mi)
Aurie rank 109t lairgest in Finland
Population (2013-08-31)[2]
 • Tot 37,668
 • Rank 30t lairgest in Finland
 • Density 102.89/km2 (266.5/sq mi)
Population bi native leid[3]
 • Finnish 77.9% (offeecial)
 • Swadish 18.5% (offeecial)
 • Ithers 3.6%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 tae 14 23.3%
 • 15 tae 64 67%
 • 65 or aulder 9.7%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Simmer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 19%

Kirkkonummi (Swadish: Kyrkslätt) is a municipality o 36,965 inhabitants (31 Januar 2011).[2] in soothren Finland. The literal meanin o the wirds "Kirkkonummi" an "Kyrkslätt" in Scots is "kirk moor".

The municipality is locatit juist ootside the Greater Helsinki aurie, borderin the ceety o Espoo in the east. Ither neighbourin municipalities are Vihti an Siuntio. The distance frae the municipal centre tae central Helsinki is some 30 kilometres (20 mi). Kirkkonummi an aw haes excellent train an bus connections tae ither pairts o the Greater Helsinki aurie, an mony o its inhabitants commute daily tae Helsinki.

The municipality covers an aurie o 1,016.01 square kilometres (392.28 sq mi) o which 649.91 km2 (250.93 sq mi) is watter.[1] The population density is 100.97 inhabitants per square kilometre (261.5 /sq mi). Ower the recent years, Kirkkonummi haes faced the heichest population growth rate in the kintra, ower 3% per annum.

Major population centres in Kirkkonummi include the municipal centre, Masala, Veikkola, Kantvik an the Upinniemi naval garrison aurie. In addition tae these, there are dozens o smawer veelages. Geographically, Kirkkonummi haes twa famous peninsulas, namely Porkkala an Upinniemi, the latter ane o which hooses a major Finnish naval base. Porkkala is an aw on ane o the main bird migration routes in the Baltic Sea region. Additionally, Kirkkonummi haes a lairge central plains aurie, through which a railwa goes frae Helsinki tae Turku as well as extensive lake auries, hintle o which are quite untouched wilderness.

Kirkkonummi haes been populatit frae the Stane Age tae the present day as evidenced bi the vera first Stane Age rock paintins foond in Finland that are locatit bi lake Vitträsk in the central lake region o Kirkkonummi. Incidentally, these paintins wur foond bi the famous Finnish composer Jean Sibelius hissel. The soothren hauf o the municipality wis leased tae the Soviet Union atween 1945 an 1956 for uise as a naval base as pairt o the peace settlement that endit the hostilities atween the Soviet Union an Finland durin Warld War II. Signs o this time include concrete bunkers, ither fortifications an the remains o an airbase.

Ither places o interest locatit in Kirkkonummi include the medieval stane kirk in the municipal centre, the widden kirk in the veelage o Haapajärvi as well as the Hvitträsk manor designed bi three o the maist famous Finnish airchitects iver – Eliel Saarinen, Herman Gesellius an Armas Lindgren.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Area by municipality as of 1 Januar 2011" (PDF) (in Finnish and Swadish). Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 9 Mairch 2011.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "VÄESTÖTIETOJÄRJESTELMÄ REKISTERITILANNE 31.8.2013" (in Finnish and Swadish). Population Register Center of Finland. Retrieved 15 September 2013. 
  3. "Population according to language and the number of foreigners and land area km2 by area as of 31 Dizember 2008". Statistics Finland's PX-Web databases. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 29 Mairch 2009.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  4. "Population according to age and gender by area as of 31 Dizember 2008". Statistics Finland's PX-Web databases. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 28 Apryle 2009.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  5. "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2011". Tax Administration of Finland. 29 November 2010. Retrieved 13 Mairch 2011.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

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